7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from London in November; daily highs in Helsinki reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Luosto to see Amethyst Mine Lapland about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, and fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in November, with highs in Rovaniemi at -2°C and lows at -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

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